What's In Store

New stores coming to south Charlotte’s Waverly development

The Waverly site in south Charlotte
The Waverly site in south Charlotte The Charlotte Observer

Several new tenants will be coming to Waverly, Charlotte’s new 90-acre development on Providence Road just south of Interstate 485.

A boutique photography studio called Little Nest Portraits, a wild bird shop called Wildology and a Wells Fargo will all open in the new development. And an Italian restaurant called Via Roma, owned by Charlotte restaurateur Augusto Conte, is also opening in the new center.

Exact opening dates weren’t immediately available.

Waverly is one of the largest mixed-use developments currently underway in Charlotte. It includes apartments, for-sale houses and office space, and is anchored with a Whole Foods. Construction began last August, and developers Crosland Southeast and Childress Klein are spearheading the project.

“We put a lot of focus on perfecting the mix of dining options and retail options for Waverly, and these new tenants add the variety we need in the community,” said Peter B. Pappas, managing partner of Crosland Southeast, in a statement.

Here are some additional details about the new tenants, and some updates on others previously announced:

▪ Waverly will be the first North Carolina location for Little Nest Portraits, which is opening in a 1,943 square-foot space. Independent photographer Laura Novak Meyer began Little Nest in Glen Mills, Penn., with a focus on children and families.

▪ Wildology, opening in a 1,385 square-foot spot, will offer items like birdhouses, bird feeders, birdbaths and birdseed, as well as nature-inspired home decor and gifts. The store’s owned by Carol Buie-Jackson, who also owns Bird House on the Greenway in Piper Glen.

▪ The 2,814 square-foot Wells Fargo will be next to the Whole Foods with a walk-up ATM.

▪ Other updates: Construction on Waverly’s Panera Bread will begin in the next few months. Ulta Beauty will begin its upfit soon to prepare for opening this fall. The new CVS opened Aug. 7, and the Horizon Eye Care opened Aug. 10

Katherine Peralta: 704-358-5079, @katieperalta